January 15, 2013

Bugs & Kisses

Good morning friends!  I have another card for you and I seem to be on quite the Valentine's kick, which is good since I should probably stock my Etsy store.  I have been itching to ink up this cute Love Bugs set from Taylored Expressions.  This one was really easy to pull together - I started by stamping the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then cut it out using the dies that came with the stamp set.  I stamped it again on some Gnome Sweet Gnome paper and Kraft card stock to finish up the lid of the jar.

After I cut it out, I colored the image with Copic markers (I always cut it out first in case my die cut is way off center, then I don't have to color again).  I colored outside the lines for their little lightning bug lights so they look like they're shining bright.  The layout is Jen Shults' DS84.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe - 
stamps: love bugs (te)
paper: kraft (mft), black licorice (mft), x-press it blending, gnome sweet gnome 6x6 (my mind's eye)
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: copic markers, love bugs dies (te), black licorice buttons (mft), black stitched ribbon, sewing machine, thread, foam tape, hemp cord 


  1. How cute is this?! LOVE the stamp set - the jar is precious and teh papers are fab with it! xx

  2. This is so cute, love all the stitching detail. Crafty hugs, Katy xx